Saturday 18.0 miles/2:42:10/9:01 average pace
I ran the Paradise Loop around the Tiburon Peninsula, which is just across the Golden Gate Bridge from SF. It's an 8.5 mile hilly loop so I did it twice- the first loop (plus some) with Zach, and the second loop solo. It was incredible! The weather was perfect (sunny and about 65) with gorgeous views. The road is hilly, but I was expecting them this time. I have only run the course once before- last October while training for CIM- and it kicked my ass. Yesterday I found it to be pretty hard, but not bad. I couldn't believe when I looked back in my log (link here) that I ran faster yesterday! So, I guess that means I am back in shape.
Zach ran the first 10 miles with me, then a final mile by himself! I was really proud of him for taking on that last mile alone. I think he got a glimpse of the mental side of distance-running. And I think he liked it. :)
8:57 (First 9 miles in 1:21:52 [9:06 average pace])
8:04 (Last 9 miles in 1:20:18 [8:55 average pace])
I am not swimming today, since I've had a pretty sore throat all week (again). I need some rest. And since I took it pretty easy this week swimming and weights-wise, I need to git r done next week for sure. I'm off to the couch and Season 3 of Family Guy.
TOTAL miles for the week: 41
PLUS: not much... um... 2 times swimming for a total of 1000 meters. No weights.